If a blend of cayenne from Mexico, lemon-grass from Egypt, and rosemary from Greece is the chef’s next best flavor secret, then shouldn’t it follow that a wild mix of indigenous colors would be the next best architectural secret?
Shouldn’t that create a worldly feast for the eyes?
Who could deny that the vibrant hot pinks and reds from Mexico, the matte golds and silvers from Egypt and the white on white from Greece would be a challenging recipe for an architectural palette?
As we decorate with streamlined shapes, crisp colors pack a lot of punch worthy of a double take. Little can topple the color options of the Tromonto Side Table manufactured by Costantini Design, a company based in Los Angeles. These lightweight fiberglass side tables are available in almost any vehicle color, even Cadillac Pearl Diamond. How marvelous is the contrast provided by this table’s color with its emphasis on simplicity!
As color captivates by day, architectural technicolor tune-ups are spawning indigos with metallic silvers and orange reds with metallic golds for a vibrant statement. Until recently, color on buildings was seen merely as an accent, but now brilliantly-colored and increasingly experimental facades have started to emerge. The new rule is, that when it comes to color combinations, there are no rules.
Artists have been driven by this color abandon. With its chameleon-like layers, the sensational diptych painting Cosmic Passion by Philly Wynn builds momentum for a burst of optimistic energy and optical delight. Wynn’s experiments with color and form have become increasingly innovative and abstract. The color indigo, often referred to as blue gold, takes center stage as a haunting backdrop to a mix of intense colors for a hypnotic blur. Shocking and serene, Wynn’s paintings are highly personal.
This begs the question:
Could gold and silver be the next best architectural secret?